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On a cold, dark winter’s day, what could be better than to escape somewhere magical?

Thanks to Nantwich Players, I did just that when I watched their latest production of The Secret Garden this week.

This production is based on the well-known children’s book written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which has been adapted for the stage by Jessica Swale.

A beautiful story of childhood, hidden secrets and friendships.

The Secret Garden follows the story of Mary Lennox, who, following the death of her parents in India is sent to live with her Uncle in Yorkshire.

As always, the set has been thoughtfully and skilfully created.

When finally revealed, the secret garden opens to the audience full of colour and life.

Directed by Michaela Warrilow, the cast did an amazing job.

Alice O’Connor was wonderful as Mary Lennox, as was Molly Little who played Martha. Jordan Scott McLellan played Dickon and Nathan Betteridge was cast as Colin.

I enjoyed watching this show, and it was made even more magical by the skill of the puppeteers.

Olive Holding was exceptional and brought Mrs Robin to life with confidence and skill.

The Secret Garden is at The Players Theatre until December 15.

(by Claire Faulkner)


  1. Sue Davies says:

    A wonderful performance, never lost pace, very touchingly sad at times but overall happy and humorous. Lovely to see a great range of complementary ages and experience in the cast. Loved the puppets. Won’t say any more, don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

  2. Joan Proudman says:

    Well done to all the players of the production of ‘The secret Garden’ I was in the Theatre tonight and what a treat I had to watch such a wonderful play. Well done to Claire Faulkner. You did a wonderful job.

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